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Extraordinary Foster Dad Recognized for Helping Struggling Young People in Care
Sometimes, all a child needs is an adult willing to take a chance.

Larry Lack took that chance in March of 2021, when he opened his Port St. Lucie home for the first time to children in the local foster care community. He hasn’t shied away from a challenge since.

“During his first year as a foster parent, he welcomed 14 boys into his home – many of whom had challenging (keep reading)

Former Boys & Girls Club COO is New Board Chair for CCKids
Communities Connected for Kids congratulates Melanie Wiles for her new position as chair of the nonprofit organization’s Board of Directors.

Wiles, the director of parish development at St. Anastasia Catholic Church and former chief operating officer of the St. Lucie County Boys and Girls Club, is taking the place of Kathryn Hensley.

Hensley served as chair for (keep reading)

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Forever Families Project

Children available for adoption are featured weekly on CBS 12 through the Forever Family project. This Florida-based non-profit project leverages the power of the media to help children and teens in foster care find loving, adoptive families. Communities Connected for Kids became a Forever Family partner earlier this summer to highlight the adoption needs of local children in foster care.

All segments air on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. and again on Saturdays, then on NBC 6 Miami, NBC 6 Fort Myers, and WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando. To see previous segments, visit CBS 12. You can also catch each interview on our Communities Connected for Kids Facebook page.

You can download the PDF of our 2021 annual report below;
or, if you would prefer to view it on line, click this link:
2021 Annual Report Online

2021 Annual Report (PDF)

Performance and Financial Reports
(409.988 F.S. COMPLIANCE)

CCKids Form 990 for FY 19-20

Board of Directors - Monthly Meeting

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